Japanese Antique huge Imari porcelain blue and white platter is a platter made during the Meiji period of 1868 to 1912. The sometsuke underglaze blue with overglaze enamels is made with three beautiful patterns in the maru- mon or decorated circles. One has a Sansui decoration or landscape decoration with a house, the others with flower and skylines, the flowers called botan and are all over the plate. The entire background is covered in a design of circles with dots that is an imitation of a type of tie-dye kimono cloth, 'shibori-zome'. The pattern around the bottom rim is called the karakusa. It is in good condition and does have some age wear. The marks on the bottom are normal called stilt or spur marks from sitting in the kiln. It is perfectly normal to see old Imari that is not perfectly round. It has some age marks on the rim. It has no cracks or chips.. It is a huge, heavy plate. Please see below about the mark on the bottom,
Size: Diameter 17.9 inches or 45.5 cm, Height 2.8 inches or 7.2 cm. Weight 3550 grams or 7.82 lbs.
Birth of Kakiha Brand
Eiichiro Aoki of 1863 - 1955 of Arita Town in Saga Prefecture founded Aoki Brothers Kakeichi Shokai in 1881 with Eijiro's brother. It is a brand of kakuo and handles a wide range not only from domestic but from overseas daily necessities to art objects ... Based on the combined history, this wonderful platter would have been made between 1881 and 1912. See new Link in our "favorites" on our homepage for more information called the 'Kakua Museum'.
Hizen is a name of the province in the Edo period which included present-day Saga and Nagasaki prefectures. Imari porcelain 伊万里焼 is the name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, in the former Hizen Province, northwestern Kyūshū. They were exported to Europe extensively from the port of Imari, Saga, between the second half of the 17th century and the first half of the 18th century. The Japanese as well as Europeans called them Imari. In Japanese, these porcelains are also known as Arita-yaki 有田焼. Imari was the trans-shipment port for Arita wares. There are many styles including Nabeshima and Kakiemon. It was the kilns at Arita which formed the heart of the Japanese porcelain industry. Though sophisticated wares in authentic Japanese styles were being made at Arita for the fastidious home market, European–style designations of Arita porcelain were formed after blue and white kraak porcelains, imitating Chinese underglaze blue-and-white wares, or made use of enamel colors over underglazes of cobalt blue and iron red. The ware often used copious gilding, sometimes with spare isolated sprigged vignettes, but often densely patterned in compartments.
Imari or Arita porcelain has been continually produced up through the present day.
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